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  • Heritage Woods

    An attractive community
    that is comfortable and affordable

    Read more about what our residents and staff have to say about our beautiful community

  • Heritage Woods

    Your choice for an
    affordable assisted lifestyle

    The premier choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in Illinois

  • Heritage Woods

    Best of the best

    The designation of 2022-23 Best in Assisted Living was awarded only to the communities that earn the highest possible rating on consumer satisfaction surveys of residents and family member of residents.

  • Heritage Woods

    A Great Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Flora was awarded with the A Great Place to Work in 2023! 

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of Flora


Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At Heritage Woods, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. The emphasis is on lifestyle and fun while maintaining your health, wellness, dignity and independence at Heritage Woods.

When you need a helping hand or personal attention to do the activities you may no longer be able to do safely on your own, our courteous and caring staff is always ready to assist you. Contact us to learn more about our beautiful community!

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Focus on Love, Compassion & Dignity

Heritage Woods serves adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence

A financial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making the Heritage Woods lifestyle affordable to all. If you or a loved one would benefit from our assisted lifestyle community, but are concerned about financial arrangements, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about this financial assistance program.

The Supportive Living Program is available in Illinois for seniors 65 or older who need help maintaining their independence regardless of their financial resources. Seniors on Medicaid who only receive minimum Social Security income can qualify.

An Affordable Community

Heritage Woods of Flora is especially designed to serve the older adult and is one of the most sought-after communities.

Nestled in southeastern Illinois on West 4th Street, south of Hwy. 45/50 and east of Hwy. 1, in Flora,

Heritage Woods is the only affordable assisted lifestyle community in Clay County.

The community has been managed by Gardant Management Solutions since it opened in 2000. Heritage Woods of Flora was the first affordable assisted lifestyle community to be developed by Gardant through the Illinois Supportive Living Program.

The two-story building houses 52 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, and emergency response system.

Call 618-662-4599 today to make Heritage Woods your new home.

A wonderful alternative

Heritage Woods provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home.

At Heritage Woods, residents:

  • Live in the privacy of his/her own apartment, which has been conveniently designed for senior living.
  • Receive personal assistance and help with medications. Certified staff are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Support services, such as three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry, are also included.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social and recreational activities.

A full array of amenities and helpful services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your family.

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Touching Lives

Robert’s Story: There’s Always a Story to Tell
We have a story to tell… and we got the idea – literally – from Robert! If you do not know him already, please meet Robert. Many folks have done many things in their lives, but few write about it. Robert did…twice! Robert tells the best stories! So many people loved his stories he put them down in writing.
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Pearl’s Story: Where There is Church, There is Home
Pearl loves going out to church on Sunday mornings and attending Bible study at our community on Thursday mornings. She is also a regular for our exercise classes three days a week. She has stuck to this routine for the past seven years. Unfortunately, Pearl fell in her apartment and injured her shoulder. Although she did not require surgery, she lived with her family for a few weeks while she healed. We were overjoyed to see her return. She, however, had a word for us. While Pearl was visiting her family, we remodeled the TV lounge where church services and Bible study classes are held. “When are you bringing the piano back,” a disappointed Pearl asked after noticing it was gone. “It doesn’t feel like church in that room without it.” What were we to do?
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Delorah’s Story: Finding Family at Heritage Woods
Compassion – that is our specialty! One extra special resident, Delorah, came to us through her letters. Her very first contact with us was through a letter indicating her interest in information about our community. We followed up and kept in touch for many months before Delorah first moved to Heritage Woods.

We began to build a relationship with Delorah, and she began to share her story with us. She told us that many of the people in her life had betrayed her, hurt her and abandoned her. She no longer had any family or friends whom she felt she could trust or count on.
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Dale’s Story: Getting His First Bachelor Pad
Dale is younger than most of his neighbors at Heritage Woods. He is only 68.

Born with cerebral palsy, Dave is used to having help with daily activities. His parents cared for him at home until they passed away. Then, his siblings picked up that responsibility. When they were no longer able to care for him in their homes, they began searching for other options. At the time, Dale was only 63 – just two years shy of the age he needed to be to live at our community. He moved into a local boarding home, but Dale and his family did not forget their visit at Heritage Woods. When Dale turned 66, they returned to see if we’d consider caring for him.
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June's Story: Active Lifestyle
June’s active lifestyle continues at Heritage Woods; however, her active participation in life did not start here. June was young when she lost her first husband. She had young children at home, and they became her priority. At age 72, when June says, “I didn’t know I was old,” she married her second husband, Bill. They were very active, dancing and traveling together at every opportunity. They continually sought out and learned new styles and genres of dance. Because of their active lifestyle, June is still very healthy and active today at age 97.
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